Vietnam's economy grows at its fastest pace in 5 years


Vietnam's economy in 2015 grew at its fastest pace in five years, shaking off regional economic worries with strong exports, record foreign investment and buoyant domestic consumption.

The communist nation recorded a GDP growth rate of 6.68 percent, easily surpassing the government's 6.2 percent target with a figure that looks set to be one of Southeast Asia's strongest showings for the year.